Chronicles Magazine History

Missed Manners and Creeping Laws

All societies regulate personal behavior: That is part of what makes them societies, instead of mere aggregations of isolated individuals. Societies differ enormously, though, in just how they perform this regulation, how much they rely on law...

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  • REVIEWS

    The Reluctant Candidate

    As a conservative undergraduate student during the early 1960's, I spent many a long night engaged in animated political argument with a close friend whose supercharged IQ was exceeded only by his condescending manner.

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  • IN THE DARK

    History Lite

    Most films have a signature moment, a scene that suggests the whole. Producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Michael Bay have signed their feverishly silly Pearl Harbor with two strategically counterpoised images that surface in the...

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